Do you know what you need to do, and prepare for online training? If you have signed up for an online training course, you want to have the right set up. So that you can get the most out of your training course. And learn as much as you can! So have a look at our tips below on what you need for online training, to get you started well!
Create A Learning Space
The first thing you need for online training is a dedicated learning space. This is really important so that you can really have a space to focus on your training course. And also a space to switch off! Depending on the amount of space you have, depends on what this may look like. You might have a separate room, being a study or a bedroom perhaps, where you can create a study corner.
Ideally, the learning space should be a different area from the space where you relax. This way you will give yourself the best chance, and the best set up, to make most out of your online training course.
And you can try to do this even in a very small space. Is there a corner in your bedroom where you can put a small table and chair? Then make this your study area. But then make sure, when you finish your study time, you leave that area. It should be your dedicated space to focus and work on your online training.
This way you can separate work and study time, and relaxation time. It will make such a big difference in your productivity!.
Make A Study Plan
If you really want to get the most out of your online training, you should make a plan or schedule. This could simply be setting certain hours or times in your diary you dedicate to doing online training.
This is handy to do if you are very busy. But equally so if you don’t have a lot of other things going on at the moment. It will help you structure your day, and your training course. It will really help knowing how many hours, or modules, you will do. You can work towards a goal. And make sure you do not lose focus and momentum!
It can be quite easy to enthusiastically start an online training course. Only then to find yourself going days, or weeks without being able to spend any time on it. This might be fine for one week, or two. But if you leave it much longer you will notice it will become more difficult to get back into the swing of it.
You can also forget the modules you previously did, so you won’t get as much out of it, in comparison to you consistently working it structurally.
The great thing about online training is that you can absolutely do it with very little time though! Just make sure you schedule in weekly blocks of studying so you can get your course done efficiently. But also by learning the most from it too!
Practical – Laptop, Notepads, Internet
Finally, what you do need for online training are some practical things. You will need a good internet connection, as online training will be done – exactly – online! If you have a very weak internet connection, you might well be able to do some bits. But it might be challenging to complete things such as assignments or watch videos as part of your training course.
Secondly, make sure you have a laptop or computer you can work from. Some people will even complete online training course from a tablet, but doing it from a phone is definitely not recommended. It might be possible, but far from ideal. You will have to stare at such a small screen to read, watch and learn, and can be very challenging. So make sure your screen is big enough for you to properly follow the training course!
Finally, have a notepad or notebooks with you whilst you do your course. You will actually learn, and remember things better when you make notes yourself. Even if you get a handbook with the online training course, it can still help you to make notes. Even just for you to see where you have gotten to. Or for any questions you may want to ask, or things you want to go over again.
How To Get Started With Online Training?
Do you now feel like you know what you need for online training? Then it’s time to get you started! Polo & Tweed is here for you – with all training courses available in online formats too. So why not learn from the absolute best in the industry, from the leading name in domestic and hospitality training.
To find out more about what options work best for you do contact us here now and we look forward to speaking to you.